This Production Plant In Pahang Just Rolled Out Its 100,000th Mercedes-Benz Car

The Pekan line has been in operation for 15 years!

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Mercedes-Benz has rolled out its 100,000th car from its Pekan plant

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The Mercedes-Benz Production Plant in Pekan, Pahang, is proudly marking a significant achievement by hitting the 100,000th milestone in producing Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. The Pekan plant is one of the country's largest production plants for assembling completely knocked down (CKD) units, such as the EQS 500 4Matic EV.

Following this achievement, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is determined to contribute to the local economy by investing over RM500 million in its Pekan facility, which not only enhances the quality of locally produced vehicles but also promotes the growth of one of the most coveted automotive brands globally.

This also marks Mercedes-Benz's 15th year of production at the Pekan line

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Amanda Zhang, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Cars Malaysia & Head of Region, Mercedes-Benz Cars SEA II shared, "Mercedes-Benz is the first and only luxury automotive manufacturer to master the local production process in Malaysia. Since its establishment in 2004, the Mercedes-Benz Production Plant in Pekan has played a pivotal role in shaping the Malaysian automotive landscape.

"This year's milestone achievement highlights the plant's remarkable evolvement and journey, reinforcing our commitment to strengthening our foothold in the luxury car segment."

Mercedes-Benz is also looking to electrifying the future

Earlier this year, a significant milestone was reached when the locally-assembled EQS 500 4MATIC was successfully launched. This move is a crucial step in advancing the brand's electric mobility efforts and shaping both the future of automotive manufacturing and the direction of the Malaysian plant. It reflects the company's ongoing commitment to the "electric-only" strategy as part of the Mercedes-Benz vision.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is dedicated to promoting an all-electric future and aims to transition to an all-electric Mercedes-Benz Cars lineup by the end of this decade, wherever market conditions permit.

In fact, going green is one of the company's main goals

Mercedes-Benz's dedication to sustainability is a core element of its business strategy, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

Under the "Ambition 2039" initiative, the company has established the goal of achieving carbon neutrality throughout the entire lifespan of its new vehicle fleet by 2039.

Andreas Lettner, Vice President of Production at Mercedes-Benz Cars Malaysia, said the carmaker is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by minimising water and energy consumption while efficiently managing waste. These efforts are in line with Mercedes-Benz's sustainability vision.

"Collaborating with our contract manufacturing partner, HICOM Automotive, we've undertaken numerous upgrades at our plant. These enhancements encompass investments in machinery, capacity expansion, and the implementation of various sustainability measures.

"These measures include energy conservation, reduced raw material consumption through innovative packaging, rainwater utilisation, and the integration of green energy through photovoltaic panels."

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